Key Stage 4 Success

Welcome to the KS4 success page. Here you will find videos and documents that will be useful to support students in Year 10 and Year 11 on their journey through their last year(s) through King Edward VI School. We hope you find these resources helpful.

A welcome and introduction from the Headteacher



This short video sets out how teachers are identifying and closing gaps in
students learning, and signposts the key assessment points over the year.


In this video Mr Spillane talks about how parents can support their children with
their revision and study at home.


An explanation of how staff are using Microsoft Teams, and how students can use
this to access work during any periods of self isolation.

Please see table indicating the current academic support that is in place for students outside of lesson time. These are a combination of catch-up sessions and revision sessions. This list will be updated each half term.


Specification codes from Sept 2020

This document provides information on each of the KS4 courses that we offer.  This includes information about Non Exam Assessment (formally known as coursework) and details of exam boards and qualification codes so that you can easily find the ‘specifications’ and past exam papers for each subject online

Online Shop

Revision guides can be purchased through our online shop and collected from Student services the next day.


On a Computer

1) Click here and then click “Sign in with Office 365”
2) Enter your school email address and school password when prompted.

On a Smart Phone

If accessing GCSEPod using Apple/Android Apps please login using school email address and date of birth as your password (DDMMYYYY).


School Wi-Fi is available during tutor times . Please ask your tutor for details.

If you have any login queries please contact:

Revision Guide

This is a useful guide containing lots of suggestions for making sure that time spent revising is effective.  The techniques are ‘generic’ and can be applied to all subjects.

The links below take you to subject specific information for each of the qualifications at KS4.  This includes information about the trial exams, suggested topics for revision, revision tips, and advice on exam technique

Revision Guide – Biology

Revision Guide – Business

Revision Guide – Chemistry

Revision Guide – Child Development

Revision Guide – Combined Science Trilogy

Revision Guide – Computer Science

Revision Guide – D&T

Revision Guide – Dance

Revision Guide – Drama

Revision Guide – Economics

Revision Guide – Engineering

Revision Guide – English Language

Revision Guide – English Literature

Revision Guide – Film Studies

Revision Guide – Food Preparation & Nutrition

Revision Guide – French

Revision Guide – Geography

Revision Guide – German

Revision Guide – History

Revision Guide – Mathematics

Revision Guide – Music

Revision Guide – Philosophy & Ethics

Revision Guide – Physical Education

Revision Guide – Physics

Revision Guide – Psychology

Revision Guide – Sociology

Revision Guide – Spanish